181 ASC industry physician leaders to know — 2017

The following are 181 physicians establishing, leading and partnering with ambulatory surgery centers.

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Charles Adelmann, MD, serves as the medical director of Merritt Healthcare-managed Surgical Center of Connecticut in Bridgeport. Dr. Adelmann is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a partner at Soundview Medical Associates in Norwalk, Conn.

Charlotte Agnone, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist serving on the board of directors for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. She is also a founding member of the Marysville (Ohio) Surgical Center. Dr. Agnone completed her residency at Ohio State University Hospital.

Thais Aliabadi, MD, is an OB-GYN at her Los Angeles private practice, which she opened in 2002. She is a diplomate of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Aliabdi completed a fellowship at USC Los Angeles.

James Andrews, MD, is founder and medical director of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and the Andrews Institute ASC in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Dr. Andrews serves as president and chairman of the board of the Andrews Research and Education Foundation at Andrews Institute.

Richard Areen, MD, is an otolaryngologist and president of Sacramento (Calif.) ENT. He also serves on the physician leadership board for Surgical Care Affiliates. Dr. Areen founded Capital Medical Specialists, a 250-member specialty independent physician group.

Kerry Assil, MD, is the founder of Assil Eye Institute in Los Angeles, which is professional practice for 90210 Surgery Medical Center. Dr. Assil has trained more than 14,000 physicians in refractive and cataract surgery and authored more than 100 textbooks, textbook chapters and articles. His areas of expertise include LASIK, premium cataract surgery, epi-lasik, laser cataract, photorefractive keratectomy, phakic intraocular lenses and corneal transplantation.

Kenneth Austin, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Northeast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Monroe, N.Y., and serves as the chairman of the board at Ramapo Valley Surgical Center in Ramsey, N.J. He completed a knee surgery and sports medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Austin specializes in traumatic and sports injuries of the upper and lower extremities.

Joseph Banno, MD, with Peoria (Ill.) Urological Associates since 1980, founded the Peoria Day Surgery Center. The board-certified urologist helped create the first mobile ASC and serves as a urology clinical instructor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He recently helped develop the Sexual Health and Treatment Center in Peoria.

John W. Barnard Jr., MD, is a physician-owner of The Surgery Center of Lynchburg (Va.) and practices at the Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia in Lynchburg. Specializing in knee and shoulder surgery, Dr. Barnard is also interested in sports medicine and pediatrics.

James Bee, MD, performs surgeries at Pinnacle III-managed Orthopaedic & Spine Center of Southern Colorado in Colorado Springs. He is a member of the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in spine. Dr. Bee completed his spine fellowship at Panorama Orthopaedic Clinic in Golden, Colo.

Keith Berend, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with New Albany, Ohio-based Joint Implant Surgeons. An avid physician and researcher, Dr. Berend has performed more anterior hip replacements than any other surgeon in the Midwest. Additionally, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles. The Arthritis Foundation named Dr. Berend its 2015 Pioneer in Medicine.

Michael Berend, MD, performs surgeries at Midwest Specialty Surgery Center in Indianapolis. He specializes in hip and total knee replacement, primary and revision joint replacement surgery and mobile-bearing partial knee replacement. Dr. Berend serves patients at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Mooresville, Ind., and at the Midwest Center for Joint Replacement in Indianapolis. 

Stacey Berner, MD, is the president and a principal of Pismo Beach, Calif.-based SurgCenter Development. He joined the company in 2012, after practicing hand and upper extremity surgery for 18 years. SurgCenter Development creates physician-owned ASCs. Dr. Berner previously served as the medical director for the Hand Centers at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., and Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown, Md.

Thomas Blasco, MD, is an anesthesiologist and the medical director of Chicago-based Surgical Directions. He additionally serves as the medical director at the Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center. Dr. Blasco has played an instrumental role in developing several freestanding, physician-owned outpatient surgery centers.

Robert Boeglin, MD, serves as Indianapolis-based Midwest Eye Institute's board president. Dr. Boeglin joined the institute in 1991, becoming president in 1997.  He co-founded Health Venture Management, which offers leadership to outpatient surgery center partnerships. HVM manages eight surgery center companies with 13 locations in Indiana.

Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, is the CEO and founding director of DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Ray and Newport Beach, Calif. The board-certified neurological spine surgeon founded the surgery center in 2006, which has expanded to Los Angeles and Orange County locations. Of his 10,000-plus successful surgeries, he has a 95 percent focus on outpatient procedures. Dr. Bray has trained more than 25 fellows.

Robert H. Brophy, MD, is affiliated with St. Louis-based Washington University Orthopedics, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield, Mo. He has won numerous awards over the course of his career, including the NFL Physicians Society Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence in 2015. He has completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Thomas Bombardier, MD, is founding member of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America in Hanover, Mass. The ophthalmologist previously created two ASCs and founded the largest ophthalmic practice in Western Massachusetts. Dr. Bombardier is involved in real estate as a developer in Cape Cod, Mass. 

David M. Brown, MD, treats patients at Timberlake Surgery Center in Chesterfield, Mo. Dr. Brown is a physician owner of the surgery center, which is a joint venture with Surgery Partners. An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Brown specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.

Michael Bukstein, MD, has practiced at the Hannibal (Mo.) Clinic since 1975, eventually serving as president and CEO. He is the past president of the Northeast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center's board of director. He specializes in oncology, carotid and thoracic surgery.

Matthew Bush, MD, serves as Auburn-based Central Maine Orthopaedics' board president after joining the practice in 2006. CMO has an ASC where physicians perform minimally invasive arthroscopic knee, hip and shoulder surgery, among other procedures. The board-certified orthopedic surgeon performs hand and upper extremity surgery. 

Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, practices with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, and specializes in sports medicine, knee, shoulder and hip. He serves as a professor at Rush University Medical Center and the head team physician for the Chicago White Sox. He is the associate director of the Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

Robert B. Cameron, MD, practices out of The Endoscopy Center at Bainbridge in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He is a member of Gastroenterology Associates, a University Hospitals Medical Practices affiliate. Dr. Cameron specializes in general gastroenterology, colonic neoplasia and esophageal diseases. He is actively involved in the American College of Gastroenterology.

Peter Caprise Jr., MD, is a physician-owner of The Surgery Center of Lynchburg (Va.) and practices at Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia. He specializes in shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy, as well as total joint replacement. Dr. Caprise completed his residency at Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina Hospitals.

John Caruso, MD, FACS, is a neurosurgeon and founder of Parkway Surgery Center in Hagerstown, Md. He has more than 15 years of experience as a surgeon, beginning with his residency training at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va., and University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Michael Chmell, MD, is an orthopedic knee surgeon at Rockford, Ill.-based OrthoIllinois. He is fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and he serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois in Rockford. He completed his fellowship at Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University.

Arthur Christiano, MD, serves as surgical director of Dedham, Mass.-based New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center, which is partnered with Shields Health Care Group. Dr. Christiano oversees surgical operations and maintains the quality and safety of the surgical center. He completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

William J. Ciccone Jr., MD, performs surgeries at Pinnacle III-managed The Surgery Center at Lutheran in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery and practices at Louisville, Colo.-based CornerStone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He previously served as team physician for the Colorado Rockies' AAA team.

Brian Cole, MD, is a physician owner of Gold Coast Surgicenter in Chicago. Practicing with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, Dr. Cole specializes in sports medicine, cartilage transplantation, arthroscopy, shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. He has served as the surgery chairman at Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital since 2011, and is the associate-chairman of the department of orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. 

Edward F. Coles, MD, treats patients at Gastroenterology of San Marcos (Texas), which consists of five partners. He is the founder and managing partner of the Central Texas Ambulatory Endoscopy Center in San Marcos. Dr. Coles also serves as a member of the board of directors of the New Braunfels (Texas) Christus and Physicians Surgery Center.

John Couvaras, MD, is an OB-GYN and the medical director of IVF Phoenix. He is a past director of Reproductive Endocrinology and a past chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Phoenix's Paradise Valley Hospital. Dr. Couvaras completed his internship and residency at Waco, Texas-based Baylor University.

R. Blake Curd, MD, is the founder of the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Orthopedic Institute. He completed a fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis, which is the largest freestanding center specializing in hand and upper extremity care in the world.

Urfan Dar, MD, is the founder and CEO of the Texas-based Tricity Pain Associates P.A. A board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Dar specializes in chronic and cancer pain. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Sukdeb Datta, MD, a pain medicine physician, is the founder of New York-based Datta Endoscopic. He additionally serves as the director of interventional pain management at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University. Dr. Datta has four New York- and two New Jersey-based offices. 

Daniel Daube Jr., MD, serves as the medical director and a physician owner of Surgical Center for Excellence in Panama City, Fla. The surgery center was established in 2004 by physicians. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and founded Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center in Panama City about 20 years ago.

Fred Davis, MD, co-founded Michigan Pain Consultants with Mark Gostine, MD, in 1984. The clinic grew to several office-based pain management centers and 14 physician pain specialists since its establishment. Dr. Davis also co-founded and serves as president of ProCare, an organization offering physician practice programs to increase productivity and reduce expenses. 

Thomas Deas Jr., MD, board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, served as the medical director of Fort Worth (Texas) Endoscopy Center and SW Fort Worth Endoscopy Center. He serves on the physician leadership board for Surgical Care Affiliates. He began practicing medicine in Fort Worth after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. Dr. Deas retired from his GI practice in December 2014. He currently is the vice president of physician development for North Texas Specialty Physicians.

Ken Deck, MD, serves as a general surgeon at The Surgical Center at Saddleback in Laguna Hills, Calif. He is affiliated with Long Beach, Calif.-based MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Deck currently serves as the medical director at Alliance Research Centers in Laguna Hills.

Frank Dellacono, MD, serves as an ENT physician at River Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in Norwich, Conn. Dr. Dellacono started practicing with Ear Nose and Throat Associates of Southeastern Connecticut in 1998. He completed his otolaryngology training at the University of Connecticut in Farmington.

Meena Desai, MD, founded Villanova, Pa.-based Nova Anesthesia Professionals, where she serves as the president, CEO and managing partner. Dr. Desai, a board-certified anesthesiologist, serves as the immediate past president of the board of directors for the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. She was recently elected president of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Ara Deukmedjian, MD, founded the Surgery Center of Viera in Melbourne, Fla. He is also the founder, CEO and medical director of Melbourne-based Deuk Spine Institute. Dr. Deukmedjian performs Deuk Laser Disc Repair, an alternative to spinal fusion surgery.

E. Jeffrey Donner, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Loveland (Colo.) Surgery Center. He co-founded Rocky Mountain Associates in Johnstown, Colo., in 1991. He has 25 years of experience performing spinal and orthopedic surgeries.

Brad Dresher, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery, at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. He is a team physician for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletic teams. Colorado Springs Style Magazine named him one of their top physicians for six straight years.  

Thomas Eickmann, MD, performs orthopedic surgery at Pinnacle III-managed The Surgery Center at Lutheran in White Ridge, Colo. In practice with Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Louisville, Colo., Dr. Eickmann is the clinical director for product development for Renovis Surgical.

Bruce B. Ettinger, MD, is on the board of directors for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist serves as the CEO of Los Angeles-based Frame Health.

Nader Fahmy, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Surgical Center, Center for Ambulatory and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Northern Monmouth Surgical Center. He is a part of Liberty Anesthesia & Pain Management in Freehold, N.J. He completed his residency at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

Thomas Ferro, MD, is the medical director of the Arroyo, Calif.-based Bone & Joint Center. He specializes in joint replacement and performs a high volume of cases annually. Dr. Ferro trained with Charles Engh, MD, a pioneer of joint replacement surgery.

James Robert Ficke, MD, the orthopedist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, provides care at Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. His practice is focused on complex foot and ankle and lower extremity trauma conditions as well as amputees. He has served as the U.S. Army Surgeon General.

Robin Fowler, MD, is the founder of Interventional Management Services, a surgical center management company. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Pain Medicine, National Pain Foundation and American Pain Society. He has also served as an advisor for pain management to several private insurance carriers.

James L. Fox Jr., MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Ravine Way Surgery Center in Glenview, Ill.; Chicago-based The Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System. He serves patients at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Glenview and Wilmette, Ill. He completed his orthopedic oncology fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center in New York City, and a joint replacement fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago. 

Richard Fox, MD, has served as a general surgeon at Pinnacle III-managed Foothills Surgery Center, Alpine Surgical in Boulder, Colo., since 2007. He has been in private practice since 2002 and is affiliated with two local hospitals. Dr. Fox specializes in vascular and thoracic procedures.

Vincent Galan, MD, is the medical director of Atlanta-based Pain Care, which includes Pain Care Center of Georgia in Stockbridge and Center for Pain and Spine in Newman, Ga. He was the director of pain management at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Ga., for 18 years. Dr. Galan is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, International Spinal Injection Society and American Society of Anesthesiology.

Ralph A. Gambardella, MD, is the chairman and president of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, based in Los Angeles. Dr. Gambardella is an orthopedic consultant for the LA Dodgers.

Robert Gannan, MD, PhD, serves patients as an internist in Bellevue, Wash. He speaks internationally about ASC development. Dr. Gannan previously served as a national medical director and chairman of the board of directors of Physicians Endoscopy, and the gastroenterology director at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. He serves on the scientific advisory board for ArtVentive Medical Group, a medical device company focusing on solutions for interventional specialists. 

Brian Gantwerker, MD, is the president of the Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles in Santa Monica, Calif. Dr. Gantwerker specializes in treating degenerative and traumatic spine diseases, spinal cord and brain injury and brain tumors. He completed his complex spine fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.

Michael Gelinas, MD, serves as an ophthalmologist at Pinnacle III-managed Northwoods Surgery Center in Woodruff, Wis. Before joining Eye Care & Eye Wear Associates, Dr. Gelinas was in private practice in Colorado for six years. He specializes in cataract surgery, laser eye treatment and eyelid procedures.

David S. George, MD, serves as the medical director of George, Strickler and Lazer, The Eye MDs, as well as the Physicians Outpatient Surgery Center in Belpre, Ohio. The board-certified ophthalmologist is on the board of directors for Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society.

Gregory George, MD, PhD, is a founding principal of Pismo Beach, Calif.-based SurgCenter Development, which develops physician-owned ASCs. Dr. George, an ophthalmologist, has helped SurgCenter Development establish 105 successful, physician-owned ASCs. He has a PhD in ocular physiology from Durham, N.C.-based Duke University.

Alexander Ghanayem, MD, the orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation department chair at Loyola Medicine, provides care at Loyola Outpatient Center, both located in Maywood, Ill. Dr. Ghanayem earned his spine fellowship at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research has been published in prestigious journals, such as Spine.

Scott Glaser, MD, is a co-founder and the president of Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago, with various locations in Illinois. Board-certified in pain management, Dr. Glaser has been elected to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians twice and is a past president of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Monte Jay Goldstein, MD, serves as co-founder of Jandee Anesthesiology as well as medical director of Ramapo Valley Surgical Center, both in Ramsey, N.J. He has served as medical director for more than 10 years. Dr. Goldstein is a certified surveyor for The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. Dr. Goldstein has devised several techniques that eliminate the side affects of anesthesia such as nausea, malaise and pain. 

Matthew Gornet, MD, is board-certified in spine surgery. Dr. Gornet practices at St. Louis Spine and Orthopedic Surgery Center and at The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis. Dr. Gornet completed a spine surgery fellowship at John Hopkins Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and has a special interest in the development of dynamic stabilization, disc replacement and non-fusion technology.

Charles Gordon, MD, is the co-founder of the Texas Joint & Spine Hospital in Tyler. Specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Gordon is a partner with Precision Spine Care. Dr. Gordon is considered a leader in spine research, and is using early generic detection of potential spine and neurological problems. He completed his fellowship in neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

David Grainger, MD, is a board-certified in reproductive endocrinology as well as obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Grainger is on Surgery Partners' Physician Quality Council. Additionally, he is a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas in Wichita and is the director of the division of reproductive endocrinology.

David Greuner, MD, is the chief medical officer of The Centers for Special Surgery of Essex County in Roseland, N.J., a multispecialty ASC. He also is the managing director and co-founder of NYC Surgical Associates. Dr. Greuner is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the developer of No-Knife Endovenous Laser Ablation, and previously launched a national public awareness campaign on Lipedema treatment.

Daniel K. Guy, MD, serves as the medical director of Emory LaGrange (Ga.) Surgery Center. He is also a member of the medical staff at Emory Southern Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. He is a past president of Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Currently, he is on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' board of councilors.

Camilo Guzman, MD, practices at Orthopedic Specialists of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. He specializes in anterior hip replacement and total joint revision of failed hip and knee replacement. After finishing his residency at New York-based Albany Medical Center, Dr. Guzman underwent his fellowship at Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Nameer Haider, MD, is a founder of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, which has offices throughout New York, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. A leader in pain management, Dr. Haider has served as the president of the New York State Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Haider is the fellowship training director for Interventional Pain Management at the Minimally Invasive Pain Institute.

John Hajjar, MD, founded Sovereign Medical Services which grew into Sovereign Health Systems in Glen Rock, N.J., where he now serves as CEO. Dr. Hajjar founded Sovereign Medical Services which grew into Sovereign Health Systems. He founded Surgem in 2005, which manages 13 surgery centers throughout New Jersey, New York City and Florida.

Perry Haney, MD, is the medical director of Lone Tree, Colo.-based SpineOne. He earnd his medical degree and trained as a chiropractor. Dr. Haney specializes in non-surgical orthopedics, minimally invasive spine care and interventional spine diagnostic and therapeutic injections.

Robert Hartman, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Minnesota Valley Surgery Center in Burnsville. He focuses on minimally invasive surgical treatments for shoulder, hip and knee conditions. He has integrated the use of the MAKO robotic-assisted technology into his minimally invasive total joint replacement surgeries. He has numerous professional affiliations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Allen H. Hord, MD, serves as CMO of surgical center management company Interventional Management Services. He has been in medical practice in the Atlanta area for over 25 years and previously served as director of the division of pain medicine at Emory University in Atlanta for 10 years. He has organized medical missions to Southeast Asia and South America, and coordinated relief efforts in Haiti during the first three weeks after an earthquake.

Gregory Horner, MD, is the CEO of Hacienda Surgery Center in Pleasanton, Calif. He serves on ASCA's board of directors. Currently, Dr. Horner practices at Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists where he serves on the hand surgery team. He completed upper extremity fellowships at Boston-based Tufts University School of Medicine and New England Bone and Joint Institute, also located in Boston.

Michael Huang, MD, practices at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of Southern Colorado. Pinnacle III manages the ASC. Specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Huang earned his medical degree from St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine. After undergoing his orthopedic surgery residency at Iowa City-based University of Iowa, he completed his sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Richard Hynes, MD, serves as president and medical director of The B.A.C.K. Center and is the immediate past president of Melbourne, Fla.-based Holmes Regional Medical Center's medical staff. He is the director of TZEDAKA, a not-for-profit charity that helps low-income patients obtain medical care access. Dr. Hynes is a spine surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Spine Surgeons. 

John Jachimiak, DPM, practices at Boulder (Colo.) Surgery Center, a Pinnacle III-managed facility. A podiatric surgeon, Dr. Jachimiak focuses his practice on sports medicine, biomechanic, pediatrics and wound care. He sits on the board of the Colorado Ambulatory Surgical Center Association. Dr. Jachimiak is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as a fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.

Rajeev Jain, MD, offers gastroenterological care at Dallas Endoscopy Center. He also serves as chief of gastroenterology at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He completed his GI fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American College of Physicians.

Peter Janes, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Vail (Colo.) Summit Orthopaedics. He also practices at Peak One Surgery Center in Frisco, Colo. Pinnacle III manages the surgery center. In 2010, Dr. Janes and Summit Community Care Clinic created Community Surgery Day to help underinsured residents obtain access to medical care.

Paul R. Jeffords, MD, served as the co-medical director of Resurgens Spine Center in Atlanta. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Jeffords is the section chief of the department of orthopedics at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Jeffords is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He completed his fellowship at Plano-based Texas Back Institute.

Jack Jensen, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine who practices at Houston-based Athletic Orthopedics & Knee Center. Dr. Jensen is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has worked with several world class athletes.  

Eric Jepson, DO, specializes in joint reconstruction. He performs procedures at The Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Southern Colorado, a Pinnacle III-managed facility. His special interests include the treatment of complex knee and hip problems, revision surgery and procedures for the treatment of arthritis. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency in Garden City-based Michigan State University, he completed his total joint arthroplasty fellowship in Tampa, Fla.

Donald R. Johnson II, MD, founded Southeastern Spine Institute and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C. In August 2014, Dr. Johnson was elected chairman of the Medical University of South Carolina Board for a four-year term. Dr. Johnson serves as a clinical instructor for the department of orthopedic surgery at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Michael Kellams, DO, is an anesthesiologist at Indianapolis' St. Vincent Hospital and the past medical director of Carmel, Ind.-based North Meridian Surgery Center. Dr. Kellams earned his degree from East Lansing-based Michigan State University before completing a residency at Indianapolis' William N. Wishard Memorial Hospital.

Donald J. Keller, MD, practices at Boulder (Colo.) Eye Surgeons. Dr. Keller is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and Lasik refractive surgery. He currently performs procedures at Foothills Surgery Center in Boulder, a Pinnacle III-managed facility. Dr. Keller completed his residency at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Steven Kern, MD, is the medical board chair of the North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center at Maple Grove and chief of surgery at Maple Grove Hospital, both located in Minnesota. Dr. Kern serves as a board member on the Surgical Management Professionals management committee. He has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years.

M. Ali Khan, MD, founded Texas Pain and Spine Physicians in Round Rock. Previously, Dr. Khan was the medical director of Ochsner's Community Pain Program in New Orleans. Dr. Khan is double-board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing his anesthesiology residency at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, he underwent his pain medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.

Nitin Khanna, MD, is a spine surgeon who practices at The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Munster, Ind. Dr. Khanna underwent his spine fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Khanna is a member of North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Indiana State Medical Society.

Andy Kim, MD, is the medical director of Princeton (N.J.) Anesthesia Services. Dr. Kim is board-certified in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. After undergoing an anesthesiology residency at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, he completed his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.

Jonathan Kim, MD, is the director of medical education at Houston Fertility Institute. Dr. Kim also performs procedures at Piney Point Surgery Center & Fertility Laboratory, a Vivere Health-managed facility. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Kim completed his reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Lawrence Kim, MD, was the first gastroenterologist to join the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care board of directors in 2004. Previously, Dr. Kim was the clinical practice councilor for the American Gastroenterological Association, and he now serves on the finance and operations committee. Board-certified in gastroenterology, Dr. Kim practices at South Denver Gastroenterology.

Lawrence Kosinski, MD, is the practice councilor for the American Gastroenterological Association. Previously, he served as chair of the AGA Institute Practice Management and Economics Committee. He is the president of Elgin (Ill.) Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center and a managing partner of the Illinois Gastroenterology Group. Dr. Kosinski also leads the IT Committee at the Illinois Gastroenterology Group. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Donald Kramer, MD, founded Northstar Healthcare, an ASC management company, in 2007. The company expanded and became Nobilis Health Corp. in December 2014 and Dr. Kramer is chairman of the board. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management, having completed pain management fellowships at Boston-based Harvard Medical School and Lubbock-based Texas Tech University.

Richard A. Kube, MD, serves as the founder and owner and CEO of Prairie Spine and Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill., and Prairie SurgiCare, an AAAHC-certified surgical facility. He serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Spine Surgery. He also is the treasurer of the organization. He underwent his spine fellowship training at Spine Surgery PSC in Louisville, Ky. He is certified by the American Board of Spine Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

Brent Lambert, MD, is a principal as well as a founder of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, an ASC management company based in Hanover, Mass. Dr. Lambert is responsible for business development at ASCOA. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Before founding ASCOA, Dr. Lambert was the developer and owner of three ASCs, including one of New England's first ASCs.

Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, is the chief medical officer and co-director of the sports medicine fellowship program and director of International Research Scholar Program at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colo. Dr. LaPrade also was appointed the director of biomechanics research at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Dr. LaPrade is the research committee chair for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the sports medicine committee chair for the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Daniel Larose, MD, is a sports medicine and trauma specialist at Advanced Surgery Center in Omaha. He is affiliated with multiple facilities, including Council Bluffs, Iowa-based Miller Orthopaedic Affiliates, Audubon County Hospital and Denison, Iowa-based Crawford County Hospital. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at London, Ontario-based University Hospital and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Bruce Levy, MD, JD, is on the board of directors for the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society. Dr. Levy serves as the CEO of Austin (Texas) Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Centers. Dr. Levy is a board-certified anesthesiologist and he earned his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his law degree at University of Houston Bates School of Law.

Alvaro Liceaga, MD, is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. He practices as a pain management specialist at Alliance Surgical Center in Fullerton, Calif., where he also serves as medical director. In addition to Alliance Surgical Center, he founded Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center and Imperial Surgical Center, both of which are located in Fullerton.

Terry Light, MD, is the Dr. William M. Scholl Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He is also affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center. He focuses on hand conditions and surgery, and previously served as president of several organizations, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Timothy Lubenow, MD, is a professor in the department of anesthesiology at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Dr. Lubenow serves as the director of the pain medicine fellowship and the director of the section of pain medicine at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Lubenow is a fellow of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

James J. Lynch, MD, serves as president and chairman of the board of directors at Surgery Center of Reno (Nev.). Dr. Lynch has more than 20 years of experience as a board-certified spinal neurosurgeon. Dr. Lynch is a partner and director of spine services at Regent Surgical Health. As a leader in the spine field and ASC industry, he lectures at national meetings on outpatient surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Vivek Mahendru, MD, is a pain management specialist and the founder of Pain Specialists of Austin (Texas). Specializing in pain therapy research, Dr. Mahendru published several articles in peer reviewed journals. He started the first pain fellowship fund at Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University.

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, serves as a clinical professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Louisville (Ky.). Dr. Manchikanti is the medical director of the Pain Management Centers of Paducah (Ky.), and Marion, Ill., and the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Paducah. Dr. Manchikanti is the founder, chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. He founded Pain Physician Journal, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Foundation.

Bryan J. Massoud, MD, founded Spine Centers of America. He is board-certified in orthopedic spine surgery. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic orthopedic and spine injuries, Dr. Massoud teaches orthopedic residents and physicians in new minimally invasive surgical procedures including kyphoplasty and endoscopic techniques. He completed his fellowship at Texas Back Institute in Plano.

Omer Mei-Dan, MD, sees patients at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver and CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Boulder, Colo. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Mei-Dan specializes in hip preservation surgery consisting of hip arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration and acetabulum realignment techniques. Dr. Mei-Dan is a well-known sports athlete, fueling his interest for research in extreme sports.

Keith Metz, MD, JD, is the medical director of Great Lakes Surgical Center in Southfield, Mich. He previously served as a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist. He earned his medical degree from Detroit-based Wayne State University School of Medicine and his law degree at Wayne State University School of Law.

Andrew J. Michael, MD, founded his practice, Commonwealth Eye Care Associates, in 2000. He is an editor and co-author of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Basic and Clinical Science Course Glaucoma Text. Specializing in ophthalmic consultation and co-management, glaucoma consultation and surgery and cataract surgery, Dr. Michael is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr.  Michael practices at and has been a board member of Stony Point Surgery Center in Richmond, Va.

Thomas K. Miller, MD, is the section chief of sports medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. He has served as the president and medical director of Roanoke (Va.) Ambulatory Surgery Center, an affiliate of ASD Management. He completed his fellowship at Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital in Columbus, Ga. Dr. Miller is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Carol Mitchell-Springer, MD, is the president of Alaska Women's Health and has been in private practice with Alaska Women's Health since 1993. She specializes in urogynecology and gynecology. She is a physician at Surgery Center of Anchorage. Dr. Mitchell-Springer is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Kenneth K. Moghadam, MD, is the founder and medical director of the Austin (Texas) Fertility Institute. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Moghadam is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility. He completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Cincinnati.

Arvind Movva, MD, serves as the CEO of Gastroenterology Consultants in Moline, Ill., which he joined in 2010 following his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Movva also practices at Regional Surgicenter in Moline, Ill. Dr. Movva is a consultant for Movva Medical Consulting. Dr. Movva has served as assistant medical director of Gastroenterology Consultants and assistant medical director of Regional Surgicenter.

David Paly, MD, practices at NeoSpine in Puyallup, Wash. He is board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Paly has practiced medicine for more than 20 years and previously served as the co-director of the Maryland Pain Therapy Unit at the University of Maryland in College Park, where he also was an assistant professor in anesthesiology.

Amit Patel, MD, is an interventional pain physician and the owner of the Georgia Pain and Wellness Center. Specializing in treating degenerative conditions of the spine, Dr. Patel believes in taking a multi-modal approach to every spine injury. After serving as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine, he opened his own pain center. He has been named a top doctor several times by Vitals.

Toni R. Patterson, DO, is the medical director of Saint Peters, Mo.-based Mid Rivers Surgery Center. Dr. Patterson is an anesthesiologist. From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Patterson was the president of American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Patterson earned her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed her anesthesiology residency.

Pablo Pazmino, MD, is the founder and medical director of the Santa Monica, Calif.-based SpineCal Institute. Specializing solely on spine surgery, Dr. Pazmino is an avid researcher. He's participated in several FDA trials, and is currently conducting a trial focused on patients with spinal maladies. 

John Peloza, MD, co-founded Center for Spine Care in Dallas. Dr. Peloza is a clinical investigator on various medical research studies on spine. Dr. Peloza is an associate with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo., and has served as a spine consultant to the U.S. Ski Team. He is an advisor to Medtronic Sofamor Danek and helped launch several minimally invasive spine treatments.

Brian Perri, DO, practices at Beverly Hills (Calif.) Spine Surgery. Specializing in orthopedics, Dr. Perri is an attending surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he also completed his fellowship. Dr. Perri previously served as the associate director of orthopedic spine surgery at Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders in Los Angeles.

Michael Pham, MD, is an anesthesiologist and medical director of Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center in Jersey City, N.J. The facility includes three operating rooms and one treatment room. It offers surgical services in a number of specialties, including colorectal surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, oral surgery, orthopedics, ENT and pain management. The ASC is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Frank M. Phillips, MD, is a founder, board member and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He also serves as a professor and director of the section of minimally invasive spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Phillips specializes in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar reconstructive surgery, and was a principle investigator in FDA trials on cervical disc replacement.

Stanford Plavin, MD, is president of Mobile Anesthesiologists of Georgia in Atlanta and a founding member and managing partner of Ambulatory Anesthesia of Atlanta. He is a board member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Previously, Dr. Plavin served as president of the Greater Atlanta Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Plavin is the principal and owner of Employer Direct Healthcare Resources, which supplies providers with an employee/patient cloud-based platform with a telehealth component.

Thomas Pliura, MD, JD, has developed various surgical centers throughout Illinois since opening his first outpatient center in 2000. Dr. Pliura is president and CEO of the company zChart, which he founded. Based in Leroy, Ill., zChart is an electronic medical records-related company. Dr. Pliura is an emergency room physician with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare.

Michael Port, MD, is the medical director for DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif. Dr. Port helped launch DISC with founder Robert S. Bray Jr., MD. Dr. Port is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician. He is a member of various organizations including the California Society of Anesthesia, North American Spine Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Association for the Study of Pain and International Spine Injection Society.

Paul Protomastro, MD, is an orthopedic hand surgeon with Surgical Care Affiliates' Norwalk (Conn.) Surgery Center. Dr. Protomastro practices with Coastal Orthopaedics in Norwalk, Conn., and focuses on minimally invasive upper extremity surgery, total joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow and arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He has served on the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board.

John V. Prunskis, MD, FIPP, is the founder and co-medical director of Illinois Pain Institute, which has eight locations in the state. He also serves as the medical director of the Barrington Pain and Spine Institute, the largest ASC in the Chicago area that focuses solely on all pain- and spine-related care from injections to spine surgeries. Dr. Prunskis is the seven-time recipient of the Castle Connolly Top Pain Doctor Award and was honored as a U.S. News and World Report Top Physician in 2014.

Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD, of NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Ill., completed her residency at Chicago-based Northwestern University and a fellowship at Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine. She specializes in foot and ankle surgery and has been published in several national and international publications, including Foot and Ankle Clinics Quarterly and Journal of Hand Surgery.

Vito Quatela, MD, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, practices at Rochester, N.Y.-based Lindsay House Surgery Center in a property he purchased in 1992. Dr. Quatela is the past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also developed and now owns two ASCs in New York. Dr. Quatela founded the HUGS Foundation, which supports medical missions to children in Ecuador, Guatemala and Vietnam.

David J. Raab, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and one of the founding physicians of the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Morton Grove. He completed medical school and his residency at Chicago-based Northwestern University and has published multiple articles in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Michael Redler, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician with Surgical Care Affiliates' Surgery Center of Fairfield County in Trumball, Conn. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and hand surgery and was a consultant to Major League Lacrosse. Dr. Redler is also a co-founder and partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Trumball and an assistant professor for the department of physical therapy and athletic trainers at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

Christopher Reising, MD, FACS, practices at Pine Ridge Surgery Center in Wausau, Wis., a Pinnacle III-managed center. Dr. Reising is a general surgeon with a focus on endocrine surgery, bariatrics, surgical oncology and esophagectomy. He completed his residency and fellowship at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Shahram Rezaiamiri, MD, was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in Atlanta to perform minimally invasive spinal discectomies and fusions. He also introduced computer-based stereotactic image guided surgery to the Atlanta area. Dr. Rezaiamiri is a fellow of the American Board of Neurosurgery and practices at Atlanta-based AllSpine.

Jason Rhodes, MD, a board member of Children's North Surgery Center in Broomfield, Colo., graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine in 2002 and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora in 2007. Dr. Rhodes is the director of Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado cerebral palsy and neuromuscular program. His research interests include gait analysis, neuromuscular disorders, pediatric sports medicine and pediatric orthopedic trauma care.

John C. Richmond, MD, is medical director for network development at Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital. An active researcher and surgical pioneer, Dr. Richmond's main interests have included ligament and cartilage injury, biology and healing. Previously, he served as chairman of orthopedics at NEBH for over a decade.

Richard Rosenfield, MD, is the founder and executive medical director of Pearl SurgiCenter and Pearl Women's Center in Portland, Ore. He focuses on minimally invasive approaches and performs outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomies and pelvic prolapse corrections. Dr. Rosenfield opened Pearl Women's Center in 2005.

Darrel Saldanha, MD, is a founding member of Illinois-based Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists. A double-board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, he is an avid researcher. Dr. Saldanha has extensive experience in healthcare management. He additionally founded Chicago-based Hyde Park Surgical Center.

J. Rafe Sales, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of the Portland, Ore.-based Summit Spine clinic in 2007. His professional interests include minimally invasive, complex spine procedures and reconstruction. Dr. Sales completed his residency at Portland-based Oregon Health and Science University and his fellowship at San Francisco Spine Institute.

Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, is a physician with Chattanooga (Tenn.) Endoscopy Center. She also practices with Galen Medical Group in Chattanooga. She completed her GI fellowship at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Bruce Scott, MD, is an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, as well as medical director of Surgecenter of Louisville. He is a past American Medical Association board member and currently serves on the Kentucky Medical Association's house of delegates.

David Shapiro, MD, CASC, is the risk manager for Red Hills Surgical Center in Tallahassee, Fla. An anesthesiologist by training, he is also a surveyor with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. He has previously served as director of medical affairs for Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg.

Gary Shapiro, MD, is a spine surgeon at Chicago-based Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. He completed his fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and additional training in thoracic deformity surgery at Children's Hospital San Diego. His specialties lie in the surgical management of disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and can provide treatment ranging from microdecompressive procedures to complex spine surgery, including revision surgery.

Laura E. Sherrill, MD, joined the Urology Specialists of Wisconsin in 2004. Dr. Sherrill performs surgery at Pine Ridge Surgery Center, a Pinnacle III-managed facility, located in Wausau, Wis. She began her medical career at Albany (N.Y.) Medical College, and then continued with a residency at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, based in Rochester, Minn.

John Shim, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon practicing at ShimSpine in Tampa, Fla. He is a member of the Arthritis Foundation and is the chief of surgery at Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals, in Safety Harbor and Dunedin, Fla. Dr. Shim is also the co-director of Mease Neuro-Ortho Spine Center at Mease Dunedin Hospital.

Khawar Siddique, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon focusing on spine surgery and the founder of Beverly Hills Spine Surgery in Los Angeles. He specializes in spine surgery, with clinical interests in spinal tumors, cervical spine deformity and lumbar deformity. Dr. Siddique completed a neurosurgery residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a spine surgery fellowship at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Joshua Siegel, MD, is a founding partner and managing member of Northeast Surgery Center in Newington, N.H. Dr. Siegel is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Sports Medicine Fellowship Society. He serves as sports medicine director at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in Exeter, N.H.

Thomas A. Simpson, MD, FACS, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and chairman of the board of directors at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. Dr. Simpson currently serves as president of the board of directors of Mercy of Iowa City Regional PHO. He is also a past president of the Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology.

Kern Singh, MD, is the co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush in Chicago. Dr. Singh has more than 200 publications, presentations and book chapters, and has won a number of awards, including best research paper at the North American Spine Society and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery international meetings in 2013.

Paul Slosar, MD, is president of SpineCare Medical Group. He has authored over 20 original articles in peer-reviewed journals, six book chapters and has given numerous podium presentations at national and international meetings. He serves on the editorial boards of Spine and The Spinal Research Foundation Journal. 

Keith Smith, MD, is the co-founder and chief medical director of Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which posts its prices online. Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

John Steinmann, DO, treats traumatic spinal injuries as well as degenerative problems of the neck and lower back at Arrowhead Orthopaedics in Redlands, Calif., Dr. Steinmann is the director of spine trauma at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif.

Kevin Stone, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and the founder of The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, which includes an ASC. Dr. Stone also serves as chairman of the Stone Research Foundation. He holds more than 40 U.S. patents on novel inventions for the field of healthcare. Dr. Stone is also the physician for Smuin Ballet and has served as a physician for the United States ski team.

Robert Tatsumi, MD, is a spine surgeon at Tualatin-based Oregon Spine Care. Dr. Tatsumi specializes in minimally invasive surgery and in artificial disc replacement for the neck and lower back. He has published several book chapters and peer reviewed papers throughout his career.

Scott M. Tenner, MD, is board-certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine. He serves as director of Greater New York Endoscopy Surgical Center and of Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, both of which are located in New York City. He is active in the gastroenterology community, sitting on the board of trustees for the American College of Gastroenterology and on the Health and Public Policy Committee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

William Tobler, MD, is a neurological surgeon and sits on the board of managers of Mayfield Spine Surgery Center in Cincinnati. Dr. Tobler's areas of expertise are minimally invasive spine surgery, including discectomy, spinal fusion, decompression, artificial disc replacement and outpatient minimally invasive lumbar spine fusion.

Daniel Tomes, MD, is a neurosurgeon practicing at Nebraska-based Southwest Lincoln Surgery Center. Alongside his responsibilities as president of the center, Dr. Tomes also serves as the medical director of the Nebraska Sports Concussion Network, an organization that connects schools with sports concussion testing programs for competitive athletes. He earned his medical degree at University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, where he also completed residency training in neurological surgery.

Patrick Toy, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, in Germantown, Tenn. Dr. Toy began performing direct anterior total hip replacement surgery at the Campbell Surgery Center in 2013. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic oncology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Toy is also team physician for the University of Memphis Athletics.

Robert Toscano, MD, is a physician with Riverside Surgical Associates in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Toscano began his surgical practice in Columbus, Ohio in 1996 after completing his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He is an active member of the teaching staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Columbus Surgical Society.

Dwight Tyndall, MD, is a spine surgeon who completed his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. He practices with Spine Care Specialists in Munster, Ind. Dr. Tyndall has published his research in many leading peer-reviewed medical journals such as ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and Journal of Orthopaedic Research, as well as authoring a chapter on lumbar spondylolisthesis.

Arthur Valadie, MD, is the president of Coastal Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Pain Management in Bradenton, Fla. He completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Valadie is the team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the United States soccer team, IMG Academy and State College of Florida.

Arnaldo Valedon, MD, is an anesthesiologist with the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore. Dr. Valedon practices with First Colonies Anesthesia Associates, based in Frederick, Md. He was also an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board of directors member.

William Van Wyk, MD, is an orthopedic hand surgeon with Forth Worth (Texas) Surgery Center, a Surgical Care Affiliates ASC. Dr. Van Wyk completed his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and his fellowship at Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles. He's a minority owner of the Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth.

Kevin Vaught, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon. Dr. Vaught performs procedures at West Park Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He practices at Regional Brain and Spine in Cape Girardeau. Dr. Vaught has held several leadership positions at Southeast Missouri Hospital, including chief of neurosurgery, chair of the continuing medical education committee and physician excellence committee member.

Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD, is the founder and board member of PCI | HealthDev, formerly Physicians' Capital Investments. Prior to founding PCI | HealthDev, Dr. Vergne-Marini was the president and CEO of Dallas Nephrology Associates and chairman of the board of Renaissance Health Care. He was the program director for transplantation and renal disease at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, as well as an appointed clinical professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and the managing partner for several existing physician real estate partnerships.

George Violin, MD, FACS, an ophthalmologist, is one of the pioneers in small incision cataract and implant surgery in Massachusetts. Dr. Violin is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a charter member of the American College of Eye Surgeons. He completed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Chandresh Viradia, MD, opened the 13,000-square-foot Macon, Ga.-based Axis Pain Center and ASC in June 2015, where he currently serves as the medical director. The pain center and ASC currently comprises of four physicians trained in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Viradia completed his pain medicine fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his MBA degree with a focus on healthcare at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Jeffrey Visotsky, MD, is a founding member of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Morton Grove, Ill. Dr. Visotsky specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder reconstruction procedures.

L. Philipp Wall, MD, a vascular and endovascular surgeon and registered vascular interpretation physician, is the founder of Arizona Vein and Vascular Center, a specialist practice devoted to the treatment and practice of vascular disease. Dr. Wall completed his residency and fellowship at SUNY in New York. In 2011, Arizona Vein & Vascular Center's four affiliated surgery centers operating as The Arizona Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery became AAAASF-accredited.

Steven R. Wardell, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, performs procedures at Orland Park (Ill.) Surgical Center, managed by Pinnacle III. Dr. Wardell has performed more than 4,000 successful joint replacement procedures. He completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, and his fellowship at Tufts University New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Lowell Scott Weil Sr., DPM, is a founding member of the Foot & Ankle Surgery Center, now known as the Regenerative Surgery Center, in Des Plaines, Ill. He is the founding member and CEO of the 50-year-old Weil Foot & Ankle Institute with 20 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Dr. Weil was the team podiatrist and podiatry consultant for the Chicago Bears for 27 years and is currently a team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

Michael C. Weiss, DO, is an orthopedic spine surgeon and chairman of the department of surgery of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Laser Spine Institute. His broad base of experience includes arthroscopy, sports medicine, hand surgery and arthritis surgery, as well as several major spine procedures, such as laminectomy and laser discectomy.

Thomas Wherry, MD, is an anesthesiologist in Maryland and co-founder of Total Anesthesia Solutions. Dr. Wherry is on the Surgical Care Affiliates physician leadership board. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Robert E. Wiggins, MD, is an ophthalmologist at Asheville Eye Associates in North Carolina. His clinical specialties include pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and on the board of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives.

Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD, is the director of the Shoulder and Elbow Center at Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute as well as president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He provides care at Riverview Surgical Center in Philadelphia. He focuses on shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair and shoulder dislocations.

John Williams, MD, is the president and medical director of the ASD Management-affiliated Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center in Austin, Texas. An orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Williams practices at Central Texas Pediatric Orthopedics.

Robert Wills, MD, a pain management physician, is co-founder and CMO of Austin, Texas-based Arise Healthcare. In addition to his work with Arise Healthcare, Dr. Wills founded Austin Pain Associates, which is now one of the largest pain management practices in Austin. He completed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

Richard N.W. Wohns, MD, JD, is founder and president of NeoSpine and Microsurgical Spine Center in Puyallup, Wash. He is a pioneer of outpatient spine surgery and founded the company NeoSpine in 2001 to develop a national network of outpatient spine surgery centers, which was acquired by Symbion in 2008. Dr. Wohns served as chief consultant to Symbion for outpatient spine surgery center development. He also co-founded U.S. Radiosurgery, a company that developed and managed Gamma Knife and Cyberknife Radiosurgery centers. Alliance Oncology acquired U.S. Radiosurgery in 2011.

Kimberly Wood, MD, is a consultant with the ASC Quality Collaboration and the founder of kmdWOOD, which provides consulting services to the ASC industry. Dr. Wood has participated in several collaborative and cooperative initiatives, including the ASC Advocacy Committee and the ASC Coalition.

Karen L. Woods, MD, is affiliated with Medical Center Endoscopy in Houston. She is a foundation trustee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has previously served as chair for the Educational Affairs Committee for the American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to a GI fellowship, she has completed a therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Robert Woodbury, MD, of Advanced Surgery Institute in Santa Rosa, Calif., completed residency at the Navy Medical Center of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Pacific Bariatric Group and a post-residency program in advanced laparoscopic and GI surgery at Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Woodbury is the chief of surgery at Sutter Medical Hospital and currently serves as the medical director of Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center in Santa Rose, Calif.

Jay N. Yepuri, MD, is a member of the board of directors for the Digestive Health Associates of Texas and president of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society. Dr. Yepuri is an AAAHC surveyor and serves as councilor of the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. He is also a delegate for TSGE to the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Yepuri is extremely active in the ASC industry and has traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress.

Anthony Yeung, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of the Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix. Dr. Yeung developed the FDA-approved Yeung Endoscopic Spine System, and was one of the first surgeons to use endoscopically-guided lasers for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, particularly herniated discs, bulging discs with annular tears and foraminal stenosis. He teaches the procedure at the Squaw Peak Surgical Facility in Phoenix.

William Zerick, MD, of Knightsbridge Surgery Center in Columbus, Ohio, completed residency at Ohio State University's department of neurological surgery and a fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute of Phoenix.

Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Zilberfarb holds a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, and specializes in minimally invasive shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle surgery, as well as total shoulder replacement surgery. He is also co-founder of Meeks and Zilberfarb Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Brookline and Dedham, Mass. In addition to his work at NEBH, he holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School, where he teaches medical students and orthopedic surgery residents.



186 ASC industry physician leaders to know — 2017

 

The following are 186 physicians establishing, leading and partnering with ambulatory surgery centers.

 

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Charles Adelmann, MD, serves as the medical director of Merritt Healthcare-managed Surgical Center of Connecticut in Bridgeport. Dr. Adelmann is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a partner at Soundview Medical Associates in Norwalk, Conn.

 

Charlotte Agnone, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist serving on the board of directors for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. She is also a founding member of the Marysville (Ohio) Surgical Center. Dr. Agnone completed her residency at Ohio State University Hospital.

 

Thais Aliabadi, MD, is an OB-GYN at her Los Angeles private practice, which she opened in 2002. She is a diplomate of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Aliabdi completed a fellowship at USC Los Angeles.

 

James Andrews, MD, is founder and medical director of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and the Andrews Institute ASC in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Dr. Andrews serves as president and chairman of the board of the Andrews Research and Education Foundation at Andrews Institute.

 

Richard Areen, MD, is an otolaryngologist and president of Sacramento (Calif.) ENT. He also serves on the physician leadership board for Surgical Care Affiliates. Dr. Areen founded Capital Medical Specialists, a 250-member specialty independent physician group.

 

Kerry Assil, MD, is the founder of Assil Eye Institute in Los Angeles, which is professional practice for 90210 Surgery Medical Center. Dr. Assil has trained more than 14,000 physicians in refractive and cataract surgery and authored more than 100 textbooks, textbook chapters and articles. His areas of expertise include LASIK, premium cataract surgery, epi-lasik, laser cataract, photorefractive keratectomy, phakic intraocular lenses and corneal transplantation.

 

Kenneth Austin, MD, isa board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Northeast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Monroe, N.Y., and serves as the chairman of the board at Ramapo Valley Surgical Center in Ramsey, N.J. He completed a knee surgery and sports medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Austin specializes in traumatic and sports injuries of the upper and lower extremities.

 

Joseph Banno, MD, with Peoria (Ill.) Urological Associates since 1980, founded the Peoria Day Surgery Center. The board-certified urologist helped create the first mobile ASC and serves as a urology clinical instructor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He recently helped develop the Sexual Health and Treatment Center in Peoria.

 

John W. Barnard Jr., MD, is a physician-owner of The Surgery Center of Lynchburg (Va.) and practices at the Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia in Lynchburg. Specializing in knee and shoulder surgery, Dr. Barnard is also interested in sports medicine and pediatrics.

 

James Bee, MD, performs surgeries at Pinnacle III-managed Orthopaedic & Spine Center of Southern Colorado in Colorado Springs. He is a member of the Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in spine. Dr. Bee completed his spine fellowship at Panorama Orthopaedic Clinic in Golden, Colo.

 

Keith Berend, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with New Albany, Ohio-based Joint Implant Surgeons. An avid physician and researcher, Dr. Berend has performed more anterior hip replacements than any other surgeon in the Midwest. Additionally, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles. The Arthritis Foundation named Dr. Berend its 2015 Pioneer in Medicine.

 

Michael Berend, MD, performs surgeries at Midwest Specialty Surgery Center in Indianapolis. He specializes in hip and total knee replacement, primary and revision joint replacement surgery and mobile-bearing partial knee replacement. Dr. Berend serves patients at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Mooresville, Ind., and at the Midwest Center for Joint Replacement in Indianapolis. 

 

Stacey Berner, MD, is the president and a principal of Pismo Beach, Calif.-based SurgCenter Development. He joined the company in 2012, after practicing hand and upper extremity surgery for 18 years. SurgCenter Development creates physician-owned ASCs. Dr. Berner previously served as the medical director for the Hand Centers at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., and Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown, Md.

 

Thomas Blasco, MD, is an anesthesiologist and the medical director of Chicago-based Surgical Directions. He additionally serves as the medical director at the Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center. Dr. Blasco has played an instrumental role in developing several freestanding, physician-owned outpatient surgery centers.

 

Robert Boeglin, MD, serves as Indianapolis-based Midwest Eye Institute's board president. Dr. Boeglin joined the institute in 1991, becoming president in 1997.  He co-founded Health Venture Management, which offers leadership to outpatient surgery center partnerships. HVM manages eight surgery center companies with 13 locations in Indiana.

 

Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, is the CEO and founding director of DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Ray and Newport Beach, Calif. The board-certified neurological spine surgeon founded the surgery center in 2006, which has expanded to Los Angeles and Orange County locations. Of his 10,000-plus successful surgeries, he has a 95 percent focus on outpatient procedures. Dr. Bray has trained more than 25 fellows.

 

Robert H. Brophy, MD, is affiliated with St. Louis-based Washington University Orthopedics, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield, Mo. He has won numerous awards over the course of his career, including the NFL Physicians Society Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence in 2015. He has completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

 

Thomas Bombardier, MD, is founding member of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America in Hanover, Mass. The ophthalmologist previously created two ASCs and founded the largest ophthalmic practice in Western Massachusetts. Dr. Bombardier is involved in real estate as a developer in Cape Cod, Mass. 

 

David M. Brown, MD, treats patients at Timberlake Surgery Center in Chesterfield, Mo. Dr. Brown is a physician owner of the surgery center, which is a joint venture with Surgery Partners. An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Brown specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.

 

Michael Bukstein, MD, has practiced at the Hannibal (Mo.) Clinic since 1975, eventually serving as president and CEO. He is the past president of the Northeast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center's board of director. He specializes in oncology, carotid and thoracic surgery.

 

Matthew Bush, MD, serves as Auburn-based Central Maine Orthopaedics' board president after joining the practice in 2006. CMO has an ASC where physicians perform minimally invasive arthroscopic knee, hip and shoulder surgery, among other procedures. The board-certified orthopedic surgeon performs hand and upper extremity surgery. 

 

Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, practices with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, and specializes in sports medicine, knee, shoulder and hip. He serves as a professor at Rush University Medical Center and the head team physician for the Chicago White Sox. He is the associate director of the Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

 

Robert B. Cameron, MD, practices out of The Endoscopy Center at Bainbridge in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He is a member of Gastroenterology Associates, a University Hospitals Medical Practices affiliate. Dr. Cameron specializes in general gastroenterology, colonic neoplasia and esophageal diseases. He is actively involved in the American College of Gastroenterology.

 

Peter Caprise Jr., MD, is a physician-owner of The Surgery Center of Lynchburg (Va.) and practices at Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia. He specializes in shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy, as well as total joint replacement. Dr. Caprise completed his residency at Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina Hospitals.

 

John Caruso, MD, FACS, is a neurosurgeon and founder of Parkway Surgery Center in Hagerstown, Md. He has more than 15 years of experience as a surgeon, beginning with his residency training at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va., and University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

 

Michael Chmell, MD, is an orthopedic knee surgeon at Rockford, Ill.-based OrthoIllinois. He is fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and he serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois in Rockford. He completed his fellowship at Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University.

 

Arthur Christiano, MD, serves as surgical director of Dedham, Mass.-based New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center, which is partnered with Shields Health Care Group. Dr. Christiano oversees surgical operations and maintains the quality and safety of the surgical center. He completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

 

William J. Ciccone Jr., MD, performs surgeries at Pinnacle III-managed The Surgery Center at Lutheran in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery and practices at Louisville, Colo.-based CornerStone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He previously served as team physician for the Colorado Rockies' AAA team.

 

Brian Cole, MD, is a physician owner of Gold Coast Surgicenter in Chicago. Practicing with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, Dr. Cole specializes in sports medicine, cartilage transplantation, arthroscopy, shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. He has served as the surgery chairman at Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital since 2011, and is the associate-chairman of the department of orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. 

 

Edward F. Coles, MD, treats patients at Gastroenterology of San Marcos (Texas), which consists of five partners. He is the founder and managing partner of the Central Texas Ambulatory Endoscopy Center in San Marcos. Dr. Coles also serves as a member of the board of directors of the New Braunfels (Texas) Christus and Physicians Surgery Center.

 

John Couvaras, MD, is an OB-GYN and the medical director of IVF Phoenix. He is a past director of Reproductive Endocrinology and a past chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Phoenix's Paradise Valley Hospital. Dr. Couvaras completed his internship and residency at Waco, Texas-based Baylor University.

 

R. Blake Curd, MD, is the founder of the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Orthopedic Institute. He completed a fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis, which is the largest freestanding center specializing in hand and upper extremity care in the world.

 

Urfan Dar, MD, is the founder and CEO of the Texas-based Tricity Pain Associates P.A. A board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Dar specializes in chronic and cancer pain. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

 

Sukdeb Datta, MD, a pain medicine physician, is the founder of New York-based Datta Endoscopic. He additionally serves as the director of interventional pain management at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University. Dr. Datta has four New York- and two New Jersey-based offices. 

 

Daniel Daube Jr., MD, serves as the medical director and a physician owner of Surgical Center for Excellence in Panama City, Fla. The surgery center was established in 2004 by physicians. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and founded Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center in Panama City about 20 years ago.

 

Fred Davis, MD, co-founded Michigan Pain Consultants with Mark Gostine, MD, in 1984. The clinic grew to several office-based pain management centers and 14 physician pain specialists since its establishment. Dr. Davis also co-founded and serves as president of ProCare, an organization offering physician practice programs to increase productivity and reduce expenses. 

 

Thomas Deas Jr., MD, board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, served as the medical director of Fort Worth (Texas) Endoscopy Center and SW Fort Worth Endoscopy Center. He serves on the physician leadership board for Surgical Care Affiliates. He began practicing medicine in Fort Worth after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. Dr. Deas retired from his GI practice in December 2014. He currently is the vice president of physician development for North Texas Specialty Physicians.

 

Ken Deck, MD, serves as a general surgeon at The Surgical Center at Saddleback in Laguna Hills, Calif. He is affiliated with Long Beach, Calif.-based MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Deck currently serves as the medical director at Alliance Research Centers in Laguna Hills.

 

Frank Dellacono, MD, serves as an ENT physician at River Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in Norwich, Conn. Dr. Dellacono started practicing with Ear Nose and Throat Associates of Southeastern Connecticut in 1998. He completed his otolaryngology training at the University of Connecticut in Farmington.

 

Meena Desai, MD, founded Villanova, Pa.-based Nova Anesthesia Professionals, where she serves as the president, CEO and managing partner. Dr. Desai, a board-certified anesthesiologist, serves as the immediate past president of the board of directors for the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. She was recently elected president of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

 

Ara Deukmedjian, MD, founded the Surgery Center of Viera in Melbourne, Fla. He is also the founder, CEO and medical director of Melbourne-based Deuk Spine Institute. Dr. Deukmedjian performs Deuk Laser Disc Repair, an alternative to spinal fusion surgery.

 

E. Jeffrey Donner, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Loveland (Colo.) Surgery Center. He co-founded Rocky Mountain Associates in Johnstown, Colo., in 1991. He has 25 years of experience performing spinal and orthopedic surgeries.

 

Brad Dresher, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery, at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. He is a team physician for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletic teams. Colorado Springs Style Magazine named him one of their top physicians for six straight years.  

 

Thomas Eickmann, MD, performs orthopedic surgery at Pinnacle III-managed The Surgery Center at Lutheran in White Ridge, Colo. In practice with Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Louisville, Colo., Dr. Eickmann is the clinical director for product development for Renovis Surgical.

 

Bruce B. Ettinger, MD, is on the board of directors for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist serves as the CEO of Los Angeles-based Frame Health.

 

Nader Fahmy, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Surgical Center, Center for Ambulatory and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Northern Monmouth Surgical Center. He is a part of Liberty Anesthesia & Pain Management in Freehold, N.J. He completed his residency at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

 

Thomas Ferro, MD, is the medical director of the Arroyo, Calif.-based Bone & Joint Center. He specializes in joint replacement and performs a high volume of cases annually. Dr. Ferro trained with Charles Engh, MD, a pioneer of joint replacement surgery.

 

James Robert Ficke, MD, the orthopedist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, provides care at Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. His practice is focused on complex foot and ankle and lower extremity trauma conditions as well as amputees. He has served as the U.S. Army Surgeon General.

 

Robin Fowler, MD, is the founder of Interventional Management Services, a surgical center management company. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Pain Medicine, National Pain Foundation and American Pain Society. He has also served as an advisor for pain management to several private insurance carriers.

 

James L. Fox Jr., MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Ravine Way Surgery Center in Glenview, Ill.; Chicago-based The Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System. He serves patients at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Glenview and Wilmette, Ill. He completed his orthopedic oncology fellowship at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center in New York City, and a joint replacement fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago. 

 

Richard Fox, MD, has served as a general surgeon at Pinnacle III-managed Foothills Surgery Center, Alpine Surgical in Boulder, Colo., since 2007. He has been in private practice since 2002 and is affiliated with two local hospitals. Dr. Fox specializes in vascular and thoracic procedures.

 

Vincent Galan, MD, is the medical director of Atlanta-based Pain Care, which includes Pain Care Center of Georgia in Stockbridge and Center for Pain and Spine in Newman, Ga. He was the director of pain management at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Ga., for 18 years. Dr. Galan is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, International Spinal Injection Society and American Society of Anesthesiology.

 

Ralph A. Gambardella, MD, is the chairman and president of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, based in Los Angeles. Dr. Gambardella is an orthopedic consultant for the LA Dodgers.

 

Robert Gannan, MD, PhD, serves patients as an internist in Bellevue, Wash. He speaks internationally about ASC development. Dr. Gannan previously served as a national medical director and chairman of the board of directors of Physicians Endoscopy, and the gastroenterology director at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. He serves on the scientific advisory board for ArtVentive Medical Group, a medical device company focusing on solutions for interventional specialists. 

 

Brian Gantwerker, MD, is the president of the Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles in Santa Monica, Calif. Dr. Gantwerker specializes in treating degenerative and traumatic spine diseases, spinal cord and brain injury and brain tumors. He completed his complex spine fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.

 

Michael Gelinas, MD, serves as an ophthalmologist at Pinnacle III-managed Northwoods Surgery Center in Woodruff, Wis. Before joining Eye Care & Eye Wear Associates, Dr. Gelinas was in private practice in Colorado for six years. He specializes in cataract surgery, laser eye treatment and eyelid procedures.

 

David S. George, MD, serves as the medical director of George, Strickler and Lazer, The Eye MDs, as well as the Physicians Outpatient Surgery Center in Belpre, Ohio. The board-certified ophthalmologist is on the board of directors for Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society.

 

Gregory George, MD, PhD, is a founding principal of Pismo Beach, Calif.-based SurgCenter Development, which develops physician-owned ASCs. Dr. George, an ophthalmologist, has helped SurgCenter Development establish 105 successful, physician-owned ASCs. He has a PhD in ocular physiology from Durham, N.C.-based Duke University.

 

Alexander Ghanayem, MD, the orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation department chair at Loyola Medicine, provides care at Loyola Outpatient Center, both located in Maywood, Ill. Dr. Ghanayem earned his spine fellowship at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research has been published in prestigious journals, such as Spine.

 

Scott Glaser, MD, is a co-founder and the president of Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago, with various locations in Illinois. Board-certified in pain management, Dr. Glaser has been elected to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians twice and is a past president of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

 

Monte Jay Goldstein, MD, serves as co-founder of Jandee Anesthesiology as well as medical director of Ramapo Valley Surgical Center, both in Ramsey, N.J. He has served as medical director for more than 10 years. Dr. Goldstein is a certified surveyor for The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. Dr. Goldstein has devised several techniques that eliminate the side affects of anesthesia such as nausea, malaise and pain. 

 

Matthew Gornet, MD, is board-certified in spine surgery. Dr. Gornet practices at St. Louis Spine and Orthopedic Surgery Center and at The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis. Dr. Gornet completed a spine surgery fellowship at John Hopkins Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and has a special interest in the development of dynamic stabilization, disc replacement and non-fusion technology.

 

Charles Gordon, MD, is the co-founder of the Texas Joint & Spine Hospital in Tyler. Specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Gordon is a partner with Precision Spine Care. Dr. Gordon is considered a leader in spine research, and is using early generic detection of potential spine and neurological problems. He completed his fellowship in neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginiain Richmond.

 

David Grainger, MD, is a board-certified in reproductive endocrinology as well as obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Grainger is on Surgery Partners' Physician Quality Council. Additionally, he is a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas in Wichita and is the director of the division of reproductive endocrinology.

 

David Greuner, MD, is the chief medical officer of The Centers for Special Surgery of Essex County in Roseland, N.J., a multispecialty ASC. He also is the managing director and co-founder of NYC Surgical Associates. Dr. Greuner is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the developer of No-Knife Endovenous Laser Ablation, and previously launched a national public awareness campaign on Lipedema treatment.

 

Daniel K. Guy, MD, serves as the medical director of Emory LaGrange (Ga.) Surgery Center. He is also a member of the medical staff at Emory Southern Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. He is a past president of Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Currently, he is on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' board of councilors.

 

Camilo Guzman, MD, practices at Orthopedic Specialists of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. He specializes in anterior hip replacement and total joint revision of failed hip and knee replacement. After finishing his residency at New York-based Albany Medical Center, Dr. Guzman underwent his fellowship at Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

Nameer Haider, MD, is a founder of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, which has offices throughout New York, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. A leader in pain management, Dr. Haider has served as the president of the New York State Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Haider is the fellowship training director for Interventional Pain Management at the Minimally Invasive Pain Institute.

 

John Hajjar, MD, founded Sovereign Medical Services which grew into Sovereign Health Systems in Glen Rock, N.J., where he now serves as CEO. Dr. Hajjar founded Sovereign Medical Services which grew into Sovereign Health Systems. He founded Surgem in 2005, which manages 13 surgery centers throughout New Jersey, New York City and Florida.

 

Perry Haney, MD, is the medical director of Lone Tree, Colo.-based SpineOne. He earnd his medical degree and trained as a chiropractor. Dr. Haney specializes in non-surgical orthopedics, minimally invasive spine care and interventional spine diagnostic and therapeutic injections.

 

Robert Hartman, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Minnesota Valley Surgery Center in Burnsville. He focuses on minimally invasive surgical treatments for shoulder, hip and knee conditions. He has integrated the use of the MAKO robotic-assisted technology into his minimally invasive total joint replacement surgeries. He has numerous professional affiliations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

 

Allen H. Hord, MD, serves as CMO of surgical center management company Interventional Management Services. He has been in medical practice in the Atlanta area for over 25 years and previously served as director of the division of pain medicine at Emory University in Atlanta for 10 years. He has organized medical missions to Southeast Asia and South America, and coordinated relief efforts in Haiti during the first three weeks after an earthquake.

 

Gregory Horner, MD, is the CEO of Hacienda Surgery Center in Pleasanton, Calif. He serves on ASCA's board of directors. Currently, Dr. Horner practices at Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists where he serves on the hand surgery team. He completed upper extremity fellowships at Boston-based Tufts University School of Medicine and New England Bone and Joint Institute, also located in Boston.

 

Michael Huang, MD, practices at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center of Southern Colorado. Pinnacle III manages the ASC. Specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Huang earned his medical degree from St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine. After undergoing his orthopedic surgery residency at Iowa City-based University of Iowa, he completed his sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

 

Richard Hynes, MD, serves as president and medical director of The B.A.C.K. Center and is the immediate past president of Melbourne, Fla.-based Holmes Regional Medical Center's medical staff. He is the director of TZEDAKA, a not-for-profit charity that helps low-income patients obtain medical care access. Dr. Hynes is a spine surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Spine Surgeons. 

 

John Jachimiak, DPM, practices at Boulder (Colo.) Surgery Center, a Pinnacle III-managed facility. A podiatric surgeon, Dr. Jachimiak focuses his practice on sports medicine, biomechanic, pediatrics and wound care. He sits on the board of the Colorado Ambulatory Surgical Center Association. Dr. Jachimiak is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery as well as a fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.

 

Rajeev Jain, MD, offers gastroenterological care at Dallas Endoscopy Center. He also serves as chief of gastroenterology at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He completed his GI fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American College of Physicians.

 

Peter Janes, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Vail (Colo.) Summit Orthopaedics. He also practices at Peak One Surgery Center in Frisco, Colo. Pinnacle III manages the surgery center. In 2010, Dr. Janes and Summit Community Care Clinic created Community Surgery Day to help underinsured residents obtain access to medical care.

 

 

Paul R. Jeffords, MD, served as the co-medical director of Resurgens Spine Center in Atlanta. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Jeffords is the section chief of the department of orthopedics at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Jeffords is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He completed his fellowship at Plano-based Texas Back Institute.

 

Jack Jensen, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine who practices at Houston-based Athletic Orthopedics & Knee Center. Dr. Jensen is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has worked with several world class athletes. 

 

Eric Jepson, DO, specializes in joint reconstruction. He performs procedures at The Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Southern Colorado, a Pinnacle III-managed facility. His special interests include the treatment of complex knee and hip problems, revision surgery and procedures for the treatment of arthritis. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency in Garden City-based Michigan State University, he completed his total joint arthroplasty fellowship in Tampa, Fla.

 

Donald R. Johnson II, MD, founded Southeastern Spine Institute and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C. In August 2014, Dr. Johnson was elected chairman of the Medical University of South Carolina Board for a four-year term. Dr. Johnson serves as a clinical instructor for the department of orthopedic surgery at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

 

Michael Kellams, DO, is an anesthesiologist at Indianapolis' St. Vincent Hospital and the past medical director of Carmel, Ind.-based North Meridian Surgery Center. Dr. Kellams earned his degree from East Lansing-based Michigan State University before completing a residency at Indianapolis' William N. Wishard Memorial Hospital.

 

Donald J. Keller, MD, practices at Boulder (Colo.) Eye Surgeons. Dr. Keller is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and Lasik refractive surgery. He currently performs procedures at Foothills Surgery Center in Boulder, a Pinnacle III-managed facility. Dr. Keller completed his residency at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

 

Steven Kern, MD, is the medical board chair of the North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center at Maple Grove and chief of surgery at Maple Grove Hospital, both located in Minnesota. Dr. Kern serves as a board member on the Surgical Management Professionals management committee. He has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years.

 

M. Ali Khan, MD, founded Texas Pain and Spine Physicians in Round Rock. Previously, Dr. Khan was the medical director of Ochsner's Community Pain Program in New Orleans. Dr. Khan is double-board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing his anesthesiology residency at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, he underwent his pain medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.

 

Nitin Khanna, MD, is a spine surgeon who practices at The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Munster, Ind. Dr. Khanna underwent his spine fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Khanna is a member of North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Indiana State Medical Society.

 

Andy Kim, MD, is the medical director of Princeton (N.J.) Anesthesia Services. Dr. Kim is board-certified in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. After undergoing an anesthesiology residency at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, he completed his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.

 

Jonathan Kim, MD, is the director of medical education at Houston Fertility Institute. Dr. Kim also performs procedures at Piney Point Surgery Center & Fertility Laboratory, a Vivere Health-managed facility. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Kim completed his reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

 

Lawrence Kim, MD, was the first gastroenterologist to join the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care board of directors in 2004. Previously, Dr. Kim was the clinical practice councilor for the American Gastroenterological Association, and he now serves on the finance and operations committee. Board-certified in gastroenterology, Dr. Kim practices at South Denver Gastroenterology.

 

Lawrence Kosinski, MD, is the practice councilor for the American Gastroenterological Association. Previously, he served as chair of the AGA Institute Practice Management and Economics Committee. He is the president of Elgin (Ill.) Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center and a managing partner of the Illinois Gastroenterology Group. Dr. Kosinski also leads the IT Committee at the Illinois Gastroenterology Group. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

 

Donald Kramer, MD, founded Northstar Healthcare, an ASC management company, in 2007. The company expanded and became Nobilis Health Corp. in December 2014 and Dr. Kramer is chairman of the board. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management, having completed pain management fellowships at Boston-based Harvard Medical School and Lubbock-based Texas Tech University.

 

Richard A. Kube, MD, serves as the founder and owner and CEO of Prairie Spine and Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill., and Prairie SurgiCare, an AAAHC-certified surgical facility. He serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Spine Surgery. He also is the treasurer of the organization. He underwent his spine fellowship training at Spine Surgery PSC in Louisville, Ky. He is certified by the American Board of Spine Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

 

Brent Lambert, MD, is a principal as well as a founder of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, an ASC management company based in Hanover, Mass. Dr. Lambert is responsible for business development at ASCOA. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Before founding ASCOA, Dr. Lambert was the developer and owner of three ASCs, including one of New England's first ASCs.

 

Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, is the chief medical officer and co-director of the sports medicine fellowship program and director of International Research Scholar Program at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colo. Dr. LaPrade also was appointed the director of biomechanics research at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Dr. LaPrade is the research committee chair for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the sports medicine committee chair for the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

 

Daniel Larose, MD, is a sports medicine and trauma specialist at Advanced Surgery Center in Omaha. He is affiliated with multiple facilities, including Council Bluffs, Iowa-based Miller Orthopaedic Affiliates, Audubon County Hospital and Denison, Iowa-based Crawford County Hospital. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at London, Ontario-based University Hospital and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

Bruce Levy, MD, JD, is on the board of directors for the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society. Dr. Levy serves as the CEO of Austin (Texas) Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Centers. Dr. Levy is a board-certified anesthesiologist and he earned his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his law degree at University of Houston Bates School of Law.

 

Alvaro Liceaga, MD, is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. He practices as a pain management specialist at Alliance Surgical Center in Fullerton, Calif., where he also serves as medical director. In addition to Alliance Surgical Center, he founded Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center and Imperial Surgical Center, both of which are located in Fullerton.

 

Terry Light, MD, is the Dr. William M. Scholl Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He is also affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center. He focuses on hand conditions and surgery, and previously served as president of several organizations, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

 

Timothy Lubenow, MD, is a professor in the department of anesthesiology at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Dr. Lubenow serves as the director of the pain medicine fellowship and the director of the section of pain medicine at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Lubenow is a fellow of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

 

James J. Lynch, MD, serves as president and chairman of the board of directors at Surgery Center of Reno (Nev.). Dr. Lynch has more than 20 years of experience as a board-certified spinal neurosurgeon. Dr. Lynch is a partner and director of spine services at Regent Surgical Health. As a leader in the spine field and ASC industry, he lectures at national meetings on outpatient surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery.

 

Vivek Mahendru, MD, is a pain management specialist and the founder of Pain Specialists of Austin (Texas). Specializing in pain therapy research, Dr. Mahendru published several articles in peer reviewed journals. He started the first pain fellowship fund at Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University.

 

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, serves as a clinical professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Louisville (Ky.). Dr. Manchikanti is the medical director of the Pain Management Centers of Paducah (Ky.), and Marion, Ill., and the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Paducah. Dr. Manchikanti is the founder, chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. He founded Pain Physician Journal, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Foundation.

 

Bryan J. Massoud, MD, founded Spine Centers of America. He is board-certified in orthopedic spine surgery. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic orthopedic and spine injuries, Dr. Massoud teaches orthopedic residents and physicians in new minimally invasive surgical procedures including kyphoplasty and endoscopic techniques. He completed his fellowship at Texas Back Institute in Plano.

 

Omer Mei-Dan, MD, sees patients at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver and CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Boulder, Colo. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Mei-Dan specializes in hip preservation surgery consisting of hip arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration and acetabulum realignment techniques. Dr. Mei-Dan is a well-known sports athlete, fueling his interest for research in extreme sports.

 

Keith Metz, MD, JD, is the medical director of Great Lakes Surgical Center in Southfield, Mich. He previously served as a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist. He earned his medical degree from Detroit-based Wayne State University School of Medicine and his law degree at Wayne State University School of Law.

 

Andrew J. Michael, MD, founded his practice, Commonwealth Eye Care Associates, in 2000. He is an editor and co-author of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Basic and Clinical Science Course Glaucoma Text. Specializing in ophthalmic consultation and co-management, glaucoma consultation and surgery and cataract surgery, Dr. Michael is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr.  Michael practices at and has been a board member of Stony Point Surgery Center in Richmond, Va.

 

Thomas K. Miller, MD, is the section chief of sports medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. He has served as the president and medical director of Roanoke (Va.) Ambulatory Surgery Center, an affiliate of ASD Management. He completed his fellowship at Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital in Columbus, Ga. Dr. Miller is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

 

Carol Mitchell-Springer, MD, is the president of Alaska Women's Health and has been in private practice with Alaska Women's Health since 1993. She specializes in urogynecology and gynecology. She is a physician at Surgery Center of Anchorage. Dr. Mitchell-Springer is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

Kenneth K. Moghadam, MD, is the founder and medical director of the Austin (Texas) Fertility Institute. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Moghadam is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility. He completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Cincinnati.

 

Arvind Movva, MD, serves as the CEO of Gastroenterology Consultants in Moline, Ill., which he joined in 2010 following his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Movva also practices at Regional Surgicenter in Moline, Ill. Dr. Movva is a consultant for Movva Medical Consulting. Dr. Movva has served as assistant medical director of Gastroenterology Consultants and assistant medical director of Regional Surgicenter.

 

David Paly, MD, practices at NeoSpine in Puyallup, Wash. He is board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Paly has practiced medicine for more than 20 years and previously served as the co-director of the Maryland Pain Therapy Unit at the University of Maryland in College Park, where he also was an assistant professor in anesthesiology.

 

Amit Patel, MD, is an interventional pain physician and the owner of the Georgia Pain and Wellness Center. Specializing in treating degenerative conditions of the spine, Dr. Patel believes in taking a multi-modal approach to every spine injury. After serving as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine, he opened his own pain center. He has been named a top doctor several times by Vitals.

 

Toni R. Patterson, DO, is the medical director of Saint Peters, Mo.-based Mid Rivers Surgery Center. Dr. Patterson is an anesthesiologist. From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Patterson was the president of American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Patterson earned her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed her anesthesiology residency.

 

Pablo Pazmino, MD, is the founder and medical director of the Santa Monica, Calif.-based SpineCal Institute. Specializing solely on spine surgery, Dr. Pazmino is an avid researcher. He's participated in several FDA trials, and is currently conducting a trial focused on patients with spinal maladies. 

 

John Peloza, MD, co-founded Center for Spine Care in Dallas. Dr. Peloza is a clinical investigator on various medical research studies on spine. Dr. Peloza is an associate with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo., and has served as a spine consultant to the U.S. Ski Team. He is an advisor to Medtronic Sofamor Danek and helped launch several minimally invasive spine treatments.

 

Brian Perri, DO, practices at Beverly Hills (Calif.) Spine Surgery. Specializing in orthopedics, Dr. Perri is an attending surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he also completed his fellowship. Dr. Perri previously served as the associate director of orthopedic spine surgery at Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders in Los Angeles.

 

Michael Pham, MD, is an anesthesiologist and medical director of Liberty Ambulatory Surgery Center in Jersey City, N.J. The facility includes three operating rooms and one treatment room. It offers surgical services in a number of specialties, including colorectal surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, oral surgery, orthopedics, ENT and pain management. The ASC is accredited by The Joint Commission.

 

Frank M. Phillips, MD, is a founder, board member and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He also serves as a professor and director of the section of minimally invasive spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Phillips specializes in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar reconstructive surgery, and was a principle investigator in FDA trials on cervical disc replacement.

 

Stanford Plavin, MD, is president of Mobile Anesthesiologists of Georgia in Atlanta and a founding member and managing partner of Ambulatory Anesthesia of Atlanta. He is a board member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Previously, Dr. Plavin served as president of the Greater Atlanta Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Plavin is the principal and owner of Employer Direct Healthcare Resources, which supplies providers with an employee/patient cloud-based platform with a telehealth component.

 

Thomas Pliura, MD, JD, has developed various surgical centers throughout Illinois since opening his first outpatient center in 2000. Dr. Pliura is president and CEO of the company zChart, which he founded. Based in Leroy, Ill., zChart is an electronic medical records-related company. Dr. Pliura is an emergency room physician with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare.

 

Michael Port, MD, is the medical director for DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif. Dr. Port helped launch DISC with founder Robert S. Bray Jr., MD. Dr. Port is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician. He is a member of various organizations including the California Society of Anesthesia, North American Spine Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Association for the Study of Pain and International Spine Injection Society.

 

Paul Protomastro, MD, is an orthopedic hand surgeon with Surgical Care Affiliates' Norwalk (Conn.) Surgery Center. Dr. Protomastro practices with Coastal Orthopaedics in Norwalk, Conn., and focuses on minimally invasive upper extremity surgery, total joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow and arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He has served on the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board.

 

John V. Prunskis, MD, FIPP, is the founder and co-medical director of Illinois Pain Institute, which has eight locations in the state. He also serves as the medical director of the Barrington Pain and Spine Institute, the largest ASC in the Chicago area that focuses solely on all pain- and spine-related care from injections to spine surgeries. Dr. Prunskis is the seven-time recipient of the Castle Connolly Top Pain Doctor Award and was honored as a U.S. News and World Report Top Physician in 2014.

 

Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD, of NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Ill., completed her residency at Chicago-based Northwestern University and a fellowship at Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine. She specializes in foot and ankle surgery and has been published in several national and international publications, including Foot and Ankle Clinics Quarterly and Journal of Hand Surgery.

 

Vito Quatela, MD, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, practices at Rochester, N.Y.-based Lindsay House Surgery Center in a property he purchased in 1992. Dr. Quatela is the past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also developed and now owns two ASCs in New York. Dr. Quatela founded the HUGS Foundation, which supports medical missions to children in Ecuador, Guatemala and Vietnam.

 

David J. Raab, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and one of the founding physicians of the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Morton Grove. He completed medical school and his residency at Northwestern University and has published multiple articles in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

 

Michael Redler, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician with Surgical Care Affiliates' Surgery Center of Fairfield County in Trumball, Conn. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and hand surgery and was a consultant to Major League Lacrosse. Dr. Redler is also a co-founder and partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Trumball and an assistant professor for the department of physical therapy and athletic trainers at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

 

Christopher Reising, MD, FACS, practices at Pine Ridge Surgery Center in Wausau, Wis., a Pinnacle III-managed center. Dr. Reising is a general surgeon with a focus on endocrine surgery, bariatrics, surgical oncology and esophagectomy. He completed his residency and fellowship at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

 

Shahram Rezaiamiri, MD, was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in Atlanta to perform minimally invasive spinal discectomies and fusions. He also introduced computer-based stereotactic image guided surgery to the Atlanta area. Dr. Rezaiamiri is a fellow of the American Board of Neurosurgery and practices at Atlanta-based AllSpine.

 

Jason Rhodes, MD, a board member of Children's North Surgery Center in Broomfield, Colo., graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine in 2002 and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora in 2007. Dr. Rhodes is the director of Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado cerebral palsy and neuromuscular program. His research interests include gait analysis, neuromuscular disorders, pediatric sports medicine and pediatric orthopedic trauma care.

 

John C. Richmond, MD, is medical director for network development at Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital. An active researcher and surgical pioneer, Dr. Richmond's main interests have included ligament and cartilage injury, biology and healing. Previously, he served as chairman of orthopedics at NEBH for over a decade.

 

Richard Rosenfield, MD, is the founder and executive medical director of Pearl SurgiCenter and Pearl Women's Center in Portland, Ore. He focuses on minimally invasive approaches and performs outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomies and pelvic prolapse corrections. Dr. Rosenfield opened Pearl Women's Center in 2005.

 

Darrel Saldanha, MD, is a founding member of Illinois-based Midwest Anesthesia and Pain Specialists. A double-board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, he is an avid researcher. Dr. Saldanha has extensive experience in healthcare management. He additionally founded Chicago-based Hyde Park Surgical Center.

 

J. Rafe Sales, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of the Portland, Ore.-based Summit Spine clinic in 2007. His professional interests include minimally invasive, complex spine procedures and reconstruction. Dr. Sales completed his residency at Portland-based Oregon Health and Science University and his fellowship at San Francisco Spine Institute.

 

Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, is a physician with Chattanooga (Tenn.) Endoscopy Center. She also practices with Galen Medical Group in Chattanooga. She completed her GI fellowship at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

 

Bruce Scott, MD, is an otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, as well as medical director of Surgecenter of Louisville. He is a past American Medical Association board member and currently serves on the Kentucky Medical Association's house of delegates.

 

David Shapiro, MD, CASC, is the risk manager for Red Hills Surgical Center in Tallahassee, Fla. An anesthesiologist by training, he is also a surveyor with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. He has previously served as director of medical affairs for Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg.

 

Gary Shapiro, MD, is a spine surgeon at Chicago-based Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. He completed his fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and additional training in thoracic deformity surgery at Children's Hospital San Diego. His specialties lie in the surgical management of disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, and can provide treatment ranging from microdecompressive procedures to complex spine surgery, including revision surgery.

 

Laura E. Sherrill, MD, joined the Urology Specialists of Wisconsin in 2004. Dr. Sherrill performs surgery at Pine Ridge Surgery Center, a Pinnacle III-managed facility, located in Wausau, Wis. She began her medical career at Albany (N.Y.) Medical College, and then continued with a residency at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, based in Rochester, Minn.

 

John Shim, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon practicing at ShimSpine in Tampa, Fla. He is a member of the Arthritis Foundation and is the chief of surgery at Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals, in Safety Harbor and Dunedin, Fla. Dr. Shim is also the co-director of Mease Neuro-Ortho Spine Center at Mease Dunedin Hospital.

 

Khawar Siddique, MD, MBA, is a board-certified neurosurgeon focusing on spine surgery and the founder of Beverly Hills Spine Surgery in Los Angeles. He specializes in spine surgery, with clinical interests in spinal tumors, cervical spine deformity and lumbar deformity. Dr. Siddique completed a neurosurgery residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a spine surgery fellowship at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

 

Joshua Siegel, MD, is a founding partner and managing member of Northeast Surgery Center in Newington, N.H. Dr. Siegel is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Sports Medicine Fellowship Society. He serves as sports medicine director at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in Exeter, N.H.

 

Thomas A. Simpson, MD, FACS, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and chairman of the board of directors at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. Dr. Simpson currently serves as president of the board of directors of Mercy of Iowa City Regional PHO. He is also a past president of the Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology.

 

Kern Singh, MD, is the co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush in Chicago. Dr. Singh has more than 200 publications, presentations and book chapters, and has won a number of awards, including best research paper at the North American Spine Society and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery international meetings in 2013.

 

Paul Slosar, MD, is president of SpineCare Medical Group. He has authored over 20 original articles in peer-reviewed journals, six book chapters and has given numerous podium presentations at national and international meetings. He serves on the editorial boards of Spine and The Spinal Research Foundation Journal. 

 

Keith Smith, MD, is the co-founder and chief medical director of Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which posts its prices online. Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

 

John Steinmann, DO, treats traumatic spinal injuries as well as degenerative problems of the neck and lower back at Arrowhead Orthopaedics in Redlands, Calif., Dr. Steinmann is the director of spine trauma at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif.

 

Kevin Stone, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and the founder of The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, which includes an ASC. Dr. Stone also serves as chairman of the Stone Research Foundation. He holds more than 40 U.S. patents on novel inventions for the field of healthcare. Dr. Stone is also the physician for Smuin Ballet and has served as a physician for the United States ski team..

 

Scott M. Tenner, MD, is board-certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine. He serves as director of Greater New York Endoscopy Surgical Center and of Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, both of which are located in New York City. He is active in the gastroenterology community, sitting on the board of trustees for the American College of Gastroenterology and on the Health and Public Policy Committee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

 

William Tobler, MD, is a neurological surgeon and sits on the board of managers of Mayfield Spine Surgery Center in Cincinnati. Dr. Tobler's areas of expertise are minimally invasive spine surgery, including discectomy, spinal fusion, decompression, artificial disc replacement and outpatient minimally invasive lumbar spine fusion.

 

Daniel Tomes, MD, is a neurosurgeon practicing at Nebraska-based Southwest Lincoln Surgery Center. Alongside his responsibilities as president of the center, Dr. Tomes also serves as the medical director of the Nebraska Sports Concussion Network, an organization that connects schools with sports concussion testing programs for competitive athletes. He earned his medical degree at University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, where he also completed residency training in neurological surgery.

 

Patrick Toy, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, in Germantown, Tenn. Dr. Toy began performing direct anterior total hip replacement surgery at the Campbell Surgery Center in 2013. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic oncology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Toy is also team physician for the University of Memphis Athletics.

 

Robert Toscano, MD, is a physician with Riverside Surgical Associates in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Toscano began his surgical practice in Columbus, Ohio in 1996 after completing his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He is an active member of the teaching staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Columbus Surgical Society.

 

Dwight Tyndall, MD, is a spine surgeon who completed his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. He practices with Spine Care Specialists in Munster, Ind. Dr. Tyndall has published his research in many leading peer-reviewed medical journals such as ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and Journal of Orthopaedic Research, as well as authoring a chapter on lumbar spondylolisthesis.

 

Arthur Valadie, MD, is the president of Coastal Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Pain Management in Bradenton, Fla. He completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Valadie is the team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the United States soccer team, IMG Academy and State College of Florida.

 

Arnaldo Valedon, MD, is an anesthesiologist with the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore. Dr. Valedon practices with First Colonies Anesthesia Associates, based in Frederick, Md. He was also an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board of directors member.

 

William Van Wyk, MD, is an orthopedic hand surgeon with Forth Worth (Texas) Surgery Center, a Surgical Care Affiliates ASC. Dr. Van Wyk completed his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and his fellowship at Orthopedic Hospital in Los Angeles. He's a minority owner of the Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth.

 

Kevin Vaught, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon. Dr. Vaught performs procedures at West Park Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He practices at Regional Brain and Spine in Cape Girardeau. Dr. Vaught has held several leadership positions at Southeast Missouri Hospital, including chief of neurosurgery, chair of the continuing medical education committee and physician excellence committee member.

 

Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD, is the founder and board member of PCI | HealthDev, formerly Physicians' Capital Investments. Prior to founding PCI | HealthDev, Dr. Vergne-Marini was the president and CEO of Dallas Nephrology Associates and chairman of the board of Renaissance Health Care. He was the program director for transplantation and renal disease at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, as well as an appointed clinical professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and the managing partner for several existing physician real estate partnerships.

 

George Violin, MD, FACS, an ophthalmologist, is one of the pioneers in small incision cataract and implant surgery in Massachusetts. Dr. Violin is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a charter member of the American College of Eye Surgeons. He completed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

 

Chandresh Viradia, MD, opened the 13,000-square-foot Macon, Ga.-based Axis Pain Center and ASC in June 2015, where he currently serves as the medical director. The pain center and ASC currently comprises of four physicians trained in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Viradia completed his pain medicine fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his MBA degree with a focus on healthcare at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

 

Jeffrey Visotsky, MD, is a founding member of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Morton Grove, Ill. Dr. Visotsky specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder reconstruction procedures.

 

L. Philipp Wall, MD, a vascular and endovascular surgeon and registered vascular interpretation physician, is the founder of Arizona Vein and Vascular Center, a specialist practice devoted to the treatment and practice of vascular disease. Dr. Wall completed his residency and fellowship at SUNY in New York. In 2011, Arizona Vein & Vascular Center's four affiliated surgery centers operating as The Arizona Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery became AAAASF-accredited.

 

Steven R. Wardell, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, performs procedures at Orland Park (Ill.) Surgical Center, managed by Pinnacle III. Dr. Wardell has performed more than 4,000 successful joint replacement procedures. He completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, and his fellowship at Tufts University New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

 

Lowell Scott Weil Sr., DPM, is a founding member of the Foot & Ankle Surgery Center, now known as the Regenerative Surgery Center, in Des Plaines, Ill. He is the founding member and CEO of the 50-year-old Weil Foot & Ankle Institute with 20 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Dr. Weil was the team podiatrist and podiatry consultant for the Chicago Bears for 27 years and is currently a team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

 

Michael C. Weiss, DO, is an orthopedic spine surgeon and chairman of the department of surgery of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Laser Spine Institute. His broad base of experience includes arthroscopy, sports medicine, hand surgery and arthritis surgery, as well as several major spine procedures, such as laminectomy and laser discectomy.

 

Thomas Wherry, MD, is an anesthesiologist in Maryland and co-founder of Total Anesthesia Solutions. Dr. Wherry is on the Surgical Care Affiliates physician leadership board. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

 

Robert E. Wiggins, MD, is an ophthalmologist at Asheville Eye Associates in North Carolina. His clinical specialties include pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and on the board of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives.

 

Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD, is the director of the Shoulder and Elbow Center at Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute as well as president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He provides care at Riverview Surgical Center in Philadelphia. He focuses on shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair and shoulder dislocations.

 

John Williams, MD, is the president and medical director of the ASD Management-affiliated Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center in Austin, Texas. An orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Williams practices at Central Texas Pediatric Orthopedics.

 

Robert Wills, MD, a pain management physician, is co-founder and CMO of Austin, Texas-based Arise Healthcare. In addition to his work with Arise Healthcare, Dr. Wills founded Austin Pain Associates, which is now one of the largest pain management practices in Austin. He completed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

 

Richard N.W. Wohns, MD, JD, MBA, is founder and president of NeoSpine and Microsurgical Spine Center in Puyallup, Wash. He is a pioneer of outpatient spine surgery and founded the company NeoSpine in 2001 to develop a national network of outpatient spine surgery centers, which was acquired by Symbion in 2008. Dr. Wohns served as chief consultant to Symbion for outpatient spine surgery center development. He also co-founded U.S. Radiosurgery, a company that developed and managed Gamma Knife and Cyberknife Radiosurgery centers. Alliance Oncology acquired U.S. Radiosurgery in 2011.

 

Kimberly Wood, MD, is a consultant with the ASC Quality Collaboration and the founder of kmdWOOD, which provides consulting services to the ASC industry. Dr. Wood has participated in several collaborative and cooperative initiatives, including the ASC Advocacy Committee and the ASC Coalition.

 

Karen L. Woods, MD, is affiliated with Medical Center Endoscopy in Houston. She is a foundation trustee for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and has previously served as chair for the Educational Affairs Committee for the American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to a GI fellowship, she has completed a therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

 

Robert Woodbury, MD, of Advanced Surgery Institute in Santa Rosa, Calif., completed residency at the Navy Medical Center of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Pacific Bariatric Group and a post-residency program in advanced laparoscopic and GI surgery at Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Woodbury is the chief of surgery at Sutter Medical Hospital and currently serves as the medical director of Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center in Santa Rose, Calif.

 

Jay N. Yepuri, MD, is a member of the board of directors for the Digestive Health Associates of Texas and president of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society. Dr. Yepuri is an AAAHC surveyor and serves as councilor of the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. He is also a delegate for TSGE to the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Yepuri is extremely active in the ASC industry and has traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress.

 

Anthony Yeung, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of the Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix. Dr. Yeung developed the FDA-approved Yeung Endoscopic Spine System, and was one of the first surgeons to use endoscopically-guided lasers for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, particularly herniated discs, bulging discs with annular tears and foraminal stenosis. He teaches the procedure at the Squaw Peak Surgical Facility in Phoenix.

 

William Zerick, MD, of Knightsbridge Surgery Center in Columbus, Ohio, completed residency at Ohio State University's department of neurological surgery and a fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute of Phoenix.

 

Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Zilberfarb holds a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, and specializes in minimally invasive shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle surgery, as well as total shoulder replacement surgery. He is also co-founder of Meeks and Zilberfarb Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Brookline and Dedham, Mass. In addition to his work at NEBH, he holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School, where he teaches medical students and orthopedic surgery residents.

 

 

 

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